A convoy supplies a Pacific outpost, c. 1938-1945
Vintage wire photograph with applied pigment on paper
9 5/16 x 7 9/16 in. (23.65 x 19.21 cm)
Sheet: 9 5/8 x 8 1/16
Wire photographs were originally transmitted over phonelines, then later, by satellite. They were first used in the early 1920s. Associated Press became a leader with this. After pigment touch-ups, etc., the print is put into a drum (like a drum scanner). The image gets converted into audio tones that are transmitted. The tones are received and beamed onto photo-sensitive paper. Wire photographs are copies without originals---they are hybrid, transmitted objects. (Britt Salvesen, Curator and Department Head, Photography Department, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, March 30-31, 2022)
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
- Invisibility Clark Humanities Museum, Scripps College , 8/24/2021 - 10/6/2021
- Image Dimensions: 9 5/16 x 7 9/16 in. (23.65 x 19.21 cm)
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